Ola Vigen Hattestad added to the gold medal Norway won moments earlier in the women's sprint event by emerging victorious in the men's event. Norway becomes the first NOC to complete this double in the Olympic Winter Games.
Hattestad became the second cross country skier from Norway to win this event. Tor Arne Hetland (Norway) had won it in Salt Lake City in 2002. Norway became the first NOC to win this event twice.
Norway extended its lead in gold medals in Olympic cross country skiing to 38. This is the most gold medals won by any NOC in any sport at the Winter Games.
Sweden completed a set of medals in this event as Teodor Peterson (Sweden) took the silver. Swedes had won gold and bronze in 2006. Sweden is the only NOC that has won gold, silver and bronze in this event.
Emil Joensson (Sweden
) made it two Swedes on the podium for the first time at the Olympic Games since 2010, when two Swedes took medals in cross country skiing's men's skiathlon.